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The New Stockton 99 Speedway Media Release 6-11-2011           

Media Relations David Holman

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USG Night Brought With It Beautiful Weather  and Outstanding Racing Starring Belletto, Butler, Philpot, Solari, Byers and Reichmuth

 

On Saturday, June 11th, NASCAR Whelen All American Racing Series rolled back into action at the tight quarter-mile after a losing battle with Mother Nature the previous week.  On USG Night at the Races, the ticket for the Event was filled with great racing which happened to come in the form of Western Late Models in Twin 50's, Grand American Modified, Super Stocks, Bombers and Basically-4-Cylinders.  The only thing better on this night than the beautiful California sunset was the tumultuous onslaught of high-octane energy that continuously circled the infield.  The nearly 2000 fans in the stands were the lucky witnesses that could attest to that fact.  The Toughest Test In The West relentlessly grows pure racing excitement.

 

Joseph Reichmuth.JPGOn occasion, an event gets off to a quick start, and this was such an event.  The Basically-4-Cylinders were up first and in no time, Joseph Reichmuth (6) of Manteca was once again sitting in Victory Lane with his fifth win in a row, which left him perfect so far on the year.

 

This one got rolling with Nick Rogers (51) of Modesto sitting at the helm and Modesto's Jennifer Corder (24) flanking him to the right.  Rogers jumped out to the early lead only to be derailed by the #6 of Manteca's Joseph Reichmuth on lap 2.  Just as quickly, on lap 4, third generation driver Matt Anderson (5) of Manteca and third generation female driver Samantha Williams (4) of Ceres made contact getting down into one with Anderson getting the worse end of the deal as he went spinning towards the inside wall, which was followed closely by the first yellow of the night.  Unfortunately for Williams, she was invited to join the #5 at the tail-end of the field for her share of the blame.  On the lap 4 restart, and a couple thereafter, Reichmuth would assume that all-too-familiar position out front where he would bask in the fresh air and breathe it in all the way through to the checkers, despite a serious challenge by Rogers on lap 17 when the #51 took control of P1 for four laps until Reichmuth finally wrestled the lead back for good on lap 21.  The win would continue Reichmuth's Perfect Season and increase his win-streak to five in a row.  "This feels great to win five in a row," said the likable young Reichmuth, "I want to thank my entire crew for making this all possible, my mom and dad and all the fans who came out tonight."  Rogers held on to finish an impressive second with Stockton's own Kelle Bobbitt (61) finishing on the podium in third.  Hughson's Tommy Wood (28) wrapped it up in fourth while French Camp's Chris Boone (4x) rounded out the top five.

Dennis Byers.JPG

In the Bombers Division, anything can happen.  And, of course, tonight it did when first-timer Dennis Byers (969) of Stockton was declared the winner after some reshuffling of the original finishing order.

 

This one came out of the blocks with Byers firmly planted at P1 and Robert Dueck (819) of Stockton planted firmly on Byers' right-side door.  Byers got the great jump down low and beat the field into turn one where he would enjoy the brilliance of the spotlight until lap 6 when Stockton's David Tucker (350) slowed and finally came to rest low in the middle of the backstretch, which caught the attention of the flagman who promptly sent the yellow flying.  On the ensuing restart, Byers took little time in reestablishing his lead role only to be slowed six laps later when, on lap 12, Dueck made slight contact with the leader between three and four and looped it, collecting Stockton's Mike Massone (007) in the process and bringing with it the second caution of the race, which led Dueck's night to an immediate end.  On the restart, Byers resumed the lead only to surrender it three laps later, on lap 15, to Points Leader Jeremy Tucker (351) of Stockton.  Once Tucker tasted the clean air out front, he refused to relinquish it as he began to chew away at the asphalt, leaving nothing but second place in his wake as he took it to the checkers in what would have been his third win on the year.  Unfortunately, after further review, officials came to the conclusion that Tucker's great run to the front included some over-zealous driving on the #351's part, and he was penalized a lap, which landed him in fifth, instead, giving the win over to Byers, who ran a fantastic race of his own and gratefully accepted his new-found inheritance.  "You take them any way you can get them," said the polite Byers, "I would like to thank all my sponsors and everyone who helps out to make this team possible."  Tyler Guzman (93x) of Ceres would step up to the podium in second while Stockton's Bobby Simpson Sr. finished on the podium in third.  Tony Karsting (312) of Stockton, doesn't make a lot of noise, but always shows up by race's end, brought her home in fourth and, of course, then there was Tucker in what had to be a huge disappointment, finishing fifth.

 

Jeff Belletto.JPGPoints Leader and second generation driver from Modesto, Jeff Belletto (12x), has been strong all season, and tonight would be no exception as he out-qualified the field for the third time, which landed him on pole in the Western Late Model Twin #1, where he took full advantage and took it to the house for his third win of the year.

 

As mentioned, Belletto started P1 on the grid with Trevor Schlundt (28) of Clovis out to the right ready to go as the green flag flew.  Belletto grabbed the holeshot down into turn one and from that point forward it was all about who was going to finish second on this night as the #12x would not be denied, taking it flag to flag in this caution-free fifty-lapper.  However, Belletto did not go unmolested to the checkers as he had powerful company gnawing and chewing at his back bumper over the course of the race.  That powerful company came in the form of none other than the Legendary Dave Byrd (78) of Seaside.   But, as it was, Belletto proved too strong on this night even for the likes of a Dave Byrd.  "Well, we're starting to make a little habit of it, it's kind of nice, you know," said the well-spoken Belletto, "Setting fast time, starting on the pole, then winning it."  Then again, there was some great racing going on throughout the pack, but especially over the number five spot.  Sacramento's Bobby Butler (3) had the spot, Modesto's Mike Beeler wanted it.  And so it was, lap after lap, a dogfight of a battle of guts and skill until lap 40, when Beeler made a great move low and overtook Butler.  And, of course, Butler had no choice but to relent to the massive pressure applied by Beeler for forty laps.  This war alone was worth the price of admission.  Byrd held on to finish second, while Schlundt fell off, if only slightly, to make it to the podium in third.  Brentwood's Doff Cooksey (75) had his usual solid run bringing her home in fourth and, most assuredly, Beeler rounded out the top five.

 

 

 

Jason Philpot.JPGIn the Grand American Modified Division, Jason Philpot (15A) of Sacramento had one of those wins that leaves you baffled and has you thinking, "where'd he come from?"  Nonetheless, when you put yourself in position enough times, good things can happen and oft-times do.  Especially with a driver of Philpot's stature.

 

Lincoln's Nick Lyons (11x) started on pole, with a rare appearance starting from row one by Scott Winters (24) of Tracy, high and outside, due to mechanical issues suffered throughout the day.  With the green flag in the air, Winters got that great jump on the outside that is most always there for the taking.  And take he did as he put the power to the asphalt to the lead.  The race hadn't even gotten into a rhythm when, on lap 3, Ryan Stepps (98) of Oakdale went for a spin of his own between turns one and two, which sent the yellow flying high in the night sky.  On the restart, Winters, once again, took up residence on that prime real estate up front, but by lap 10, Philpot began nibbling at the back bumper of the #24 and, just as the intensity of the nibbling increased, the second yellow of the race reared its ugly face when, going off into turn one, Stepps and the #3x of Don Swartz made contact coming to rest up the hill against the fence, which brought Swartz's night to an abrupt end.  On the lap 14 restart, Philpot beat Winters back to the stripe by a nose only to relinquish the position three laps later when Winters snatched it back.  Unfortunately, just when it appeared their day had made a turn for the better, the #24 slowed on the track and pulled into the infield, handing the lead over to Philpot for the final time on this night.  Philpot would take it the rest of the way for the extremely popular victory, but not without a major challenge from Points Leader Wes Miller (57A) of Turlock over the last few laps.  However, Philpot knows how to win at Stockton, and he managed to stave off the pressure to prove that point.  "It feels great to come out here and win again at Stockton 99 Speedway," said the always gracious Philpot, "It was a hard race tonight.  A little bit of bad luck for thw#24 (Winters), but it happens to everybody."  Miller held on to finish a very close second while the #5 of Jason Bamberg ran a beautiful race of his own in finishing on the podium in third.  Andy Vanderveer (49) of Santa Rosa had another great run finishing her up in fourth with the #20A of Scott Alves showing great talent in finishing fifth.

 

Sammy Solari.JPG2010 ALSC Champ Sammy Solari (79), from somewhere in the Central Valley, came to town and put the rubber down to win his first Super Stock Main Event of the year.

 

Due to a six invert off the Heat Races, 2009 Bomber Champ Ben Lewis II (22) of Stockton inherited the pole with Solari more than eager to get this one underway.  When the green flag fell, Solari got to the gas a touch quicker than Lewis and took the lead going off into turn one.  This one strung out quickly, but not in the true sense of "strung out" as there were battles over every position throughout the field.  Up front, Solari shaded every move Lewis made, but not to detract from Lewis' abilities to handle a race car, not only did he nibble and gnaw at the back bumper of the #79, he chewed and swallowed lap after hungry lap.  In the end, the wily veteran Solari proved to have too much in his bag of tricks for the young Lewis to overcome.  And so the story goes, Solari flew beneath the checkers with Lewis still picking metallic pieces from his teeth as it was hard to tell where Solari's car ended and Lewis' began.  "I would like to thank my car owners," said the always confident Solari, "They work on the car all the time and I just show up to drive it.  It's pretty cool."  Just as impressive, the number three spot came under attack by a pair of drivers, West Modesto's Garland Tyler (73) and 2010 WLM Champ Chad Holman (75) of Manteca.  And finally, with checkers flying, Tyler would grab the unanimous decision in this bout, while Holman, after being bit all year long by the God of Mechanical Woes, came across the stripe welded to Tyler's bumper and would have to settle for fourth.  Hughson's Mike Graham (93) finished her up in fifth, despite a wonderful battle over that spot all race long with the pressure being applied by Points Leader and Stockton's own Rich Harper (5).  Harper was plagued with transmission trouble from early on, and, at this point, a sixth place finish had to be feeling really good.

 

Bobby Butler.JPGThe second Twin in the Western Late Models painted a different picture than the first as it does most often due to the invert.  This time, Sacramento's Bobby Butler (3) showed the crowd and the competition he has what it takes to win at the tricky quarter-mile.

 

And, due to that aforementioned invert, Butler nabbed the pole in this one with Modesto's Mike Beeler (6), anxious and ready, to the right.  With green flag in air, Butler wasted no time in determining that fresh air is the best air and off he went into the lead.  Once out front, Butler began picking them up and putting them down as he chewed away at the asphalt, in huge hunks, and took it to the house for the wire-to-wire, caution-free Victory in dominating fashion.  "My fans that came out, I hope everybody enjoyed the show.  I drove my tail off tonight, flag to flag," said the excited Butler, "This is a new car, it's only our third race in it, so I'm happy about that."  The young driver from Clovis, Trevor Schlundt (28), after producing an absolutely fantastic battle over that number two spot with Modesto's Mike Beeler (6), managed to slip by the #6, which landed him in second at the checkers.  Beeler would have to settle for a podium finish in third, but had nothing to hang his head about because the show he and Schlundt put on, without doubt, was the best race of the night.  Dave Byrd (78) of Seaside worked his way into a fourth place finish while #1 Twin Winner, Jeff Belletto (12x) of Modesto, after shadowing Byrd's every move, settled in at fifth.

 

Mark your calendars for next Saturday, June 11th when the SRL Spears Southwest Tour Series Late Models take another shot at the Speedway after disappointment befell the Series in a rainy chance of fate two weeks ago.  Also on the docket will be the Western Late Models, Mini Cups, Super Stocks, and Bombers.  Plus Double Ring Ceremony.

 

 

The New Stockton 99 Speedway is located at 4105 N. Wilson Way, -mile west of Highway 99.  For more information on tickets and times, please contact the Speedway Office at (209)466-9999 or visit their Website at www.stockton99.com

The New Stockton 99 Speedway is sponsored by Jackson Rancheria Casino Hotel, California Welding Supply, Budweiser, Alamo Alarm and Stockton Hampton Inn and Suites and Lodi Holiday Express.

                                                          

RESULTS

 

Text Box: Basically-4-Cylinders
                                                       

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

6

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngJoseph Reichmuth

30

21:06.567

 

17.778

9

50.624

2

51

Nick Rogers

30

21:08.288

1.721

18.162

9

49.554

3

61

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngKelle Bobbitt

30

21:08.717

2.150

18.181

12

49.502

4

28

Tommy Wood

30

21:12.046

5.479

18.217

26

49.404

5

4X

Chris Boone

30

21:15.027

8.460

18.544

21

48.533

6

91

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngCicily Saunders

30

21:16.435

9.868

18.652

12

48.252

7

4

Samantha Williams

29

21:09.209

1 Lap

17.883

11

50.327

8

5

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngMatt Anderson

14

12:27.618

16 Laps

18.163

2

49.551

9

24

Jennifer Corder

7

10:18.507

23 Laps

19.043

3

47.261

10

7

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngCharles Kundert, Jr.

6

17:30.675

24 Laps

19.769

5

45.526

Bombers

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

969

Dennis Byers

30

16:02.321

 

17.965

14

50.097

2

93x

Tyler Guzman

30

16:02.321

0.000

16.599

19

54.220

3

819T

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngBobby Simpson, Sr.

30

16:04.568

2.247

17.858

27

50.398

4

312

Tony Karsting

30

16:10.268

7.947

18.319

18

49.129

5

351

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngJeremy Tucker

29

15:57.153

1 Lap

17.514

17

51.387

6

043

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngRoy Luft

29

16:00.664

3.511

18.400

12

48.913

7

500

Dave Anderson

29

16:01.600

4.447

18.661

6

48.229

8

028

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngKassy Lewis

29

16:05.283

8.130

18.500

18

48.649

9

007

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngMike Massone

18

12:25.685

12 Laps

17.761

12

50.673

10

077

Mark Jacke

15

11:36.399

15 Laps

18.192

2

49.472

11

819

Robert Dueck

12

6:03.726

18 Laps

18.063

12

49.826

12

350

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngDavid Tucker

6

1:54.158

24 Laps

18.333

4

49.092

Grand American Modifieds

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

15a

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngJason Philpot

30

14:15.763

 

14.221

7

63.287

2

57A

Wes Miller

30

14:16.103

0.340

14.212

7

63.327

3

5

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngJason Bamberg

30

14:20.071

4.308

14.484

24

62.138

4

49

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngAndy Vanderveer

30

14:21.313

5.550

14.516

7

62.001

5

20A

Scott Alves

30

14:21.646

5.883

14.542

23

61.890

6

11a

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngRick Anderson

30

14:23.395

7.632

14.519

7

61.988

7

11x

Nick Lyons

30

14:24.366

8.603

14.550

21

61.856

8

68

Cody Thompson

30

14:24.678

8.915

14.376

21

62.604

9

83

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngDon Lehman

30

14:25.932

10.169

14.743

22

61.046

10

98

Ryan Stepps

30

14:28.361

12.598

14.542

3

61.890

11

24

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngScott Winters

24

12:49.061

6 Laps

14.209

20

63.340

12

63A

Leroy Hunt

20

11:59.979

10 Laps

14.924

11

60.306

13

73

Victor Machado

17

11:18.010

13 Laps

14.665

12

61.371

14

3X

Don Swartz

14

5:20.330

16 Laps

14.812

3

60.762

15

3

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngDavid Stricklin

2

35.330

28 Laps

15.606

1

57.670

Super Stocks

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

79

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngSam Solari

30

7:37.577

 

15.018

2

59.928

2

22

Ben Lewis

30

7:37.756

0.179

15.001

6

59.996

3

73

Garland Tyler

30

7:38.471

0.894

15.149

8

59.410

4

75

Chad Holman

30

7:38.766

1.189

15.096

4

59.618

5

93

Mike Graham

30

7:39.726

2.149

15.068

11

59.729

6

5

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngRich Harper

30

7:40.097

2.520

14.997

6

60.012

7

32

Johnny Cardoza

30

7:47.521

9.944

15.238

7

59.063

8

1

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngMatt Wendt

30

7:47.881

10.304

15.161

4

59.363

9

03

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngRobbie Knittel

1

23.029

29 Laps

20.272

1

44.396

 

WLM Twin #1

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

12x

Jeff Belletto

50

12:19.212

 

14.025

2

64.171

2

78

Dave Byrd

50

12:19.686

0.474

14.058

4

64.020

3

28

Trevor Schlundt

50

12:20.227

1.015

14.146

6

63.622

4

75

Doff Cooksey

50

12:22.968

3.756

14.138

6

63.658

5

6

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngMike Beeler

50

12:27.539

8.327

14.255

12

63.136

6

3

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngBobby Butler

50

12:28.737

9.525

14.333

6

62.792

7

51

Carlos Viera

50

12:29.733

10.521

14.244

6

63.184

8

2

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngMike Wendt

50

12:30.090

10.878

14.245

7

63.180

9

42

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngStanislov Osterlund

49

12:20.664

1 Lap

14.393

7

62.530

10

55

Zach Huffman

48

12:27.058

2 Laps

14.602

7

61.635

11

8

Joey Stearns

15

6:44.744

35 Laps

14.317

14

62.862

12

1

Ross Strmiska

1

42.599

49 Laps

16.879

1

53.321

 

 

 

 

 

WLM Twin #2

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

3

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngBobby Butler

50

12:03.135

 

14.254

12

63.140

2

28

Trevor Schlundt

50

12:05.147

2.012

14.274

12

63.052

3

6

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngMike Beeler

50

12:06.863

3.728

14.282

18

63.016

4

78

Dave Byrd

50

12:07.481

4.346

14.266

7

63.087

5

12x

Jeff Belletto

50

12:07.771

4.636

14.288

12

62.990

6

75

Doff Cooksey

50

12:09.227

6.092

14.306

5

62.911

7

2

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngMike Wendt

50

12:10.841

7.706

14.304

16

62.919

8

51

Carlos Viera

50

12:15.192

12.057

14.474

5

62.180

9

8

Joey Stearns

50

12:16.562

13.427

14.385

6

62.565

10

42

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngStanislov Osterlund

50

12:16.864

13.729

14.504

13

62.052

11

55

Zach Huffman

48

12:10.428

2 Laps

14.774

15

60.918

12

1

Ross Strmiska

1

18.846

49 Laps

15.697

1

57.336

 

 



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